We had to account for the brackets from the shelf already in the closet and along the way we decided it was unnecessary to keep to top board with the 2 in cut out and also easier to eliminate that. Below is the before and after and the rest of the pictures show the process and total transformation.
It was a mess before!
Caleb and I cut and screwed everything together in our outbuilding and then applied
two coats of white paint.
We put hooks on both sides of the closet and hung our backpacks
and organized all of our outdoor gear.